A radiograph using a small dose of ionizing radiation, to produce images of the lungs, heart, and the chest wall is called a chest X-ray. It is the most common imaging diagnostic test done. It helps to identify conditions like pneumonia, emphysema, and cancer.
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Can a breathing treatment before a chest X-ray mask my lung cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old female. Can a breathing treatment given before a chest x-ray, hide lung cancer? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query. Please find my observations below. Breathing treatments like nebulizers will not hide any suspected lung cancer when given before taking a chest x-ray. Chest x-ray is a basic investigation used to screen the lungs field and heart and usu... Read Full »
Kindly check the x-rays for signs of bronchopneumonia.
Query: Hello doctor, A 2.5-year-old young girl got X-ray diagnosis bronchopneumonia, but her blood tests are all fine, nor she has a temperature. Just cough. We would like to see a second opinion on X-ray images. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the X-ray chest image sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are mildly prominent lung markings in the bilateral lunes and this can suggest hyperactive airways or a mild lung infection. There is no focal lesion or patchy opacit... Read Full »
Kindly explain the chest X-ray of a UTI patient.
Query: Hello doctor, My mother was admitted to hospital nine months back with a catheter-related UTI. She was also hypothermic. Tests revealed that the UTI had become urinary sepsis. She was given IV antibiotics for this. Her legs were swollen with edema, as was her lower abdomen, but her chest was clear.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chest X-ray done shows mildly increased bilateral lung markings and a mildly enlarged cardiac shadow (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are no serious concerns about this X-ray. In the chest X-ray done a few days later, there is a generalised hazi... Read Full »
What does my chest radiograph suggest?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to get a an opinion regarding the attached chest radiograph. I wish to know if there are any abnormalities like scarring. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attached chest radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please find my observations below. The chest x-ray is essentially normal except for slightly prominent lung markings bilaterally and especially in right lower zone. Ho... Read Full »
Can you please interpret my chest X-ray, which I took two days after thoracentesis?
Query: Hi doctor, I took chest X-ray two days after thoracentesis. I have attached for your reference. Chest X-ray shows possible air or fluid in the left pleura. Is there any visible damage to the left pleura? Is there any air or fluid there, and how much is the percentage of lung volume? If air or fluid ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed the X-ray of chest PA (posteroanterior) and lateral views (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The following are the findings. First, there is a hydropneumothorax, which means fluid and air are present in th... Read Full »
Can you help interpret my chest X-ray?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a chest and sinus X-ray a couple of days ago and I need help reading and explaining it. I had a runny nose and a cough with phlegm so the ENT doctor asked for a chest X-ray. I have attached the images of the reports. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am able to view your paranasal sinus X-rays. It shows mild haziness in the left maxillary sinus compared to the opposite side which can be due to a mild sinus infection. The ri... Read Full »
When I cough my chest pain gets worse. Is it something serious?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old female. I weigh 70 kg and my height is 5 feet. I am a known diabetic and hypertensive and on regular medications. I have been suffering with dry cough, fever and chest pain. When I cough my chest pain gets worse. I am unable to take deep breath, because if I inhale deep... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail and gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please find my observations below. The chest x-ray shows certain changes which are expected for your age. There are no significant shadows... Read Full »
I am worried about if my chest X-ray has any nodules of concern. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for a second opinion regarding my chest x-ray. The chest x-ray showed no masses, nodules or pneumonia. I just have a very mild inflammation and an old rib injury. The doctor told me that I had heart deformities, but I already knew about those. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your x-ray reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There appears to be a mild prominence of the bronchovascular markings in both the lungs, more so in the lower lobes. This is not a serious problem and sometimes can occur without any acc... Read Full »
Kindly review my chest x-ray and help me know if I have any abnormalities.
Query: Hello doctor,I did an x-ray for immigration purposes, and the panel of physicians said that my chest x-ray was abnormal. She has sent me my reports and asked me to follow up with another doctor. I wanted to know if the abnormality was a matter of concern or because of lifestyle issues.Regards. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can see, there is mention of bilateral apical pleural capping in the document shared by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It means there is a possible thickening of the covering of both lungs in the upper chest area. While this ... Read Full »
What does a chest x-ray show in case of asthma?
Query: Hello doctor, Today I had an asthma attack at work and they treated me and did a chest x-ray. I am an x-ray technician and I just do not think my chest x-ray looks right. Please suggest. I am currently on Concerta, Omeprazole, Cetirizine, Montelukast, Symbicort, Pro-air emergency pump, and Albute... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chest x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity), PA and lateral views are showing mildly prominent bronchovascular markings in the bilateral perihilar and lower zones and might be of concern for hyperactive airways after the asthma attack. There are n... Read Full »